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When a person puts food in their mouth

When a person puts food in their mouth - nutrients happens...

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When a person puts food in their mouth, their teeth chews up the food which then moves down into the pharynx where it is swalled. The bolus, better known as the food you just ate, moves from the pharynx to the esophogas. The esophagas is attached to the stomach, where the bolus is mixed with the acid. In there it is broken down and becomes a semiliquid mass. This usually lasts about two to six hours, with the help of the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. These organs secrete enzymes and bile that expedites the process. The semiliquid mass, now known as chyme, goes into the small intestine where most of the digestive process carries. Plus, the absorption of
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Unformatted text preview: nutrients happens during this process. It is vital that the small intestine do this because absorbing the nutrients from the food that is eaten can provide a functional health system. The left over waste, which did not make into the small intestine, enters the large intestine. The large intestine’s job is to absorb extra nutrients. This is where the colon comes into play. The stuff that is not absorbed into the colon will become feces. The feces will go through the anus, where it will then leave your body....
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